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Stack’s Bowers: Choice Mint State Mexican 8 Escudos of Philip V

Stack’s Bowers: Choice Mint State Mexican 8 Escudos of Philip V

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stacks Bowers ……   This week’s highlight from our upcoming New York International (NYINC) Auction is an exemplary 8 Escudos of Mexico from the reign of Philip V. He reigned from 1700 to 1724, then abdicated for a brief interlude, during which his son Louis I ruled for […]

By November 30, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Stack’s Bowers Ancient Coins: Domitian, Last of the Twelve Caesars

Stack’s Bowers Ancient Coins: Domitian, Last of the Twelve Caesars

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stacks Bowers ……   The January New York International (NYINC) Auction features some fantastic world and ancient numismatic treasures from a multitude of realms. Among Roman coinage we have some fantastic pieces, including this lovely aureus from Domitian, the final entrant in Suetonius’ famed “Twelve Caesars”. Son of […]

By November 28, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Stack’s Bowers: Choice Mint State 1906 Liberty Double Eagle at Our March 2017 Baltimore Auction

Stack’s Bowers: Choice Mint State 1906 Liberty Double Eagle at Our March 2017 Baltimore Auction

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers …..   Already consigned to our Official Auction of the March 2017 Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo is a lovely Choice Mint State 1906 Liberty Head double eagle only recently reintroduced to the numismatic market. Rich honey-gold hues dominate both sides, adorned by subtle green at […]

By November 28, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
US Coins Surpass $6.5 Million at Stack’s Bowers 2016 Whitman Baltimore Auction

US Coins Surpass $6.5 Million at Stack’s Bowers 2016 Whitman Baltimore Auction

Nostalgia for young America was demonstrated throughout the sessions of the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the November 2016 Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo, where colonial and classic issues claimed the spotlight at the Baltimore Convention Center. The United States coins portion of the sale saw strong results, surpassing $6.5 million in total prices […]

By November 21, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Building a World Class Numismatic Gold Coin Collection: The Josiah K. Lilly Collection, Pt. 7

Building a World Class Numismatic Gold Coin Collection: The Josiah K. Lilly Collection, Pt. 7

By Harvey Stack – Founder, Stack’s Bowers ……   Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 After making our delivery of United States and foreign gold coins to Mr. Josiah K. Lilly in the spring of 1956, I discussed ways of making his collection grow. […]

By November 21, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Stack’s Bowers Auctions: Sharply Struck Key Date 1916-D Mercury Dime

Stack’s Bowers Auctions: Sharply Struck Key Date 1916-D Mercury Dime

By Ben Orooji, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers …..   No other Mercury dime enjoys the popularity of the 1916-D, a date that is sought in all grades from barely identifiable AG-3 to Gem. Only 264,000 examples of the date were struck at the Denver Mint in 1916. Philadelphia and San Francisco produced Barber […]

By November 16, 2016 1 Comments Read More →
Coin Collecting Philosophy from Virgil M. Brand

Coin Collecting Philosophy from Virgil M. Brand

By Q. David Bowers – Founder, Stack’s Bowers Galleries ……   One of my favorite numismatic experiences was working with Norman Neubauer, the Morgan Guaranty Trust Company, the heirs of Virgil M. Brand, and David E. Tripp in the sale by auction of many coins from the Brand estate. If you are an old-timer, you […]

By November 14, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Stack’s Bowers: Mint State 1808 Capped Bust Left Half Eagle at Rarities Night Baltimore Auction

Stack’s Bowers: Mint State 1808 Capped Bust Left Half Eagle at Rarities Night Baltimore Auction

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers …..   Featured as lot 2136 in our Rarities Night session of the Stack’s Bowers November 2016 Baltimore auction is a glorious Mint State 1808 Capped Bust Left half eagle of the Bass Danreuther-3 die pairing. Conceived by Assistant Engraver John Reich, the Capped Bust Left […]

Building a World Class Numismatic Gold Coin Collection: The Josiah K. Lilly Collection, Pt. 6

Building a World Class Numismatic Gold Coin Collection: The Josiah K. Lilly Collection, Pt. 6

By Harvey Stack – Founder, Stack’s Bowers ……   Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 During the fall of 1955 and winter and early spring of 1956, Stack’s continued building segments of the J.K. Lilly Collection, keeping him informed while he spent his winter in Florida. We […]

Four Captivating U.S. Patterns from the Stack’s Bowers Baltimore Auction

Four Captivating U.S. Patterns from the Stack’s Bowers Baltimore Auction

By Hubert Walker for Coinweek ….   Stack’s Bowers, the official auctioneer for the Whitman Coin and Collectibles Expo in Baltimore, will hold its next Rarities Night Auction of U.S. Coins on November 3. The 196 lots up for offer consist of a variety of lustrous, rare and conditionally rare examples of almost every classic […]

Stack’s Bowers NYINC Auction: Gorgeous Brazilian 20,000 Reis

Stack’s Bowers NYINC Auction: Gorgeous Brazilian 20,000 Reis

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stacks Bowers ……   The January New York International (NYINC) Auction is rapidly growing into an impressive sale. Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to preview another highlight from the sale: a gold Brazilian 20,000 Reis from the reign of Joao V, struck by the colony of Brazil, at […]

Early American Coin Auctions – The Carolina Collection

Early American Coin Auctions – The Carolina Collection

By Arnold Miniman, Collector for Stack’s Bowers ……   The Carolina Collection will be featured in the Stack’s Bowers Early American Coins auction session held in conjunction with the Colonial Coin Collectors Club. The session begins Friday evening at 4:00 PM ET, on November 4, 2016, in Room 308. The auction is now online for […]

Eliasberg-Partrick 1787 Massachusetts Cent in C4 Session of Stack’s Bowers Baltimore Auction

Eliasberg-Partrick 1787 Massachusetts Cent in C4 Session of Stack’s Bowers Baltimore Auction

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers …..   Among the many highlights in our Early American Coins session at our November Baltimore Auction (presented in cooperation with the Colonial Coin Collectors Club, or C4), is the outstanding Choice Mint State 1787 Massachusetts cent offered in lot 5177. We had the pleasure of […]

Stack’s Bowers Ancient Coins: Stunning Denarius of Brutus

Stack’s Bowers Ancient Coins: Stunning Denarius of Brutus

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stacks Bowers ……   For our second preview for the upcoming Stack’s Bowers Galleries January 2017 New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC) Auction, we are excited to showcase a gorgeous ancient coin: a silver denarius of Brutus. This coin was struck under the authority of Marcus Junius Brutus the […]

Stack’s Bowers US Paper Money – Chicago $5,000 Federal Reserve Note

Stack’s Bowers US Paper Money – Chicago $5,000 Federal Reserve Note

By Aris Maragoudakis – Currency Specialist, Stack’s Bowers ……   Crossing the block this November at our Baltimore Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Expo, will be Lot 10311, a $5,000 Federal Reserve Note. This gorgeous Madison $5,000 from the Chicago district is certified as Extremely Fine 40 Net Repaired and offers […]

Stack’s Bowers: Gem 1916-S Indian Half Eagle at Rarities Night Auction

Stack’s Bowers: Gem 1916-S Indian Half Eagle at Rarities Night Auction

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers …..   To be presented in lot 2149 of Rarities Night in our November 2016 Baltimore auction is a glorious 1916-S Indian half eagle certified MS-66 by PCGS and one of the finest survivors of the issue. The San Francisco Mint was the only mint to […]

Prooflike Mint State 1848-O Liberty Eagle in Stack’s Bowers Baltimore Rarities Night Auction

Prooflike Mint State 1848-O Liberty Eagle in Stack’s Bowers Baltimore Rarities Night Auction

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers …..   The 1848-O Liberty eagle was the only gold coin issued at New Orleans in that year. Production had dropped significantly to just 35,850 examples, compared to nearly 600,000 coins produced in 1847. Today, all survivors of the issue are treasured, although most pieces have […]

Coin Auctions: Stack’s Bowers Announces Pogue V Date

Coin Auctions: Stack’s Bowers Announces Pogue V Date

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce Part V of their series of auctions featuring the D. Brent Pogue Collection–the most valuable rare coin collection ever to cross the auction block, and the collection with the highest overall quality. Gathered over a period of many years, dating back to the 1970s, many if not most […]

Numismatic History – 1830s Vintage Coin Screw Press From Frontier, Deviercy & Co.

Numismatic History – 1830s Vintage Coin Screw Press From Frontier, Deviercy & Co.

In the Stacks January 2011 New York  Americana Sale there was an extraordinary offering of a 1830s style German or French vintage coin screw  press [Lot 5231]. The consignor has done considerable research on this press and has discovered that this machine belonged to Eugene Deviercy along with Pierre Frontier, who formed a jewelry partnership […]

Gem 1838-O No Stars Dime at November 2016 Baltimore Rarities Night Auction

Gem 1838-O No Stars Dime at November 2016 Baltimore Rarities Night Auction

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers …..   The No Stars Liberty Seated dimes of 1837 and 1838 are often considered Gobrecht’s little masterpieces. Uncluttered by stars on either side, Liberty sits majestically at center, placed upon a perfectly sized canvas that allows appreciation of the obverse motif without being distracted by […]

By September 26, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Building a World Class Numismatic Gold Coin Collection: The Josiah K. Lilly Collection, Pt. 5

Building a World Class Numismatic Gold Coin Collection: The Josiah K. Lilly Collection, Pt. 5

By Harvey Stack – Founder, Stack’s Bowers ……   Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 In my last article (see Part 4, above), I told of being with Josiah Lilly when he learned that the polio vaccine his company had been working on was approved for use. Here I continue […]

By September 25, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Stack’s Bowers Hong Kong Paper Money Sale Yields Strong Results

Stack’s Bowers Hong Kong Paper Money Sale Yields Strong Results

By Aris Maragoudakis – Currency Specialist, Stack’s Bowers ……   The Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio Hong Kong Paper Money Sale was once again a success! As one of the more diverse Hong Kong Auctions in recent memory, collectors and dealers from all over Asia and the rest of the world were poised to bid on […]

By September 22, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Stack’s Bowers – Outstanding Quality Romanian 20 Lei

Stack’s Bowers – Outstanding Quality Romanian 20 Lei

By Kyle Ponterio – Stack’s Bowers Auctions ……   The ANA World’s Fair of Money auction has come and gone, and many rare and interesting numismatic treasures have found new homes, including a nice selection of Romanian coinage. One piece stands out not as the highest price realized in the auction, but as a testament […]

By September 21, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
1854 Kellogg $20 Featured in November Baltimore Rarities Night Auction

1854 Kellogg $20 Featured in November Baltimore Rarities Night Auction

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers …..   Economic growth catalyzed by the California Gold Rush in the early 1850s spurred demand for circulating coinage throughout the West. Unimpressed by the production of private minting firms, the citizens of California proposed that the state establish an assay office in order to regulate […]

By September 20, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
World Paper Money – Finest Known Issued, Uncancelled Zanzibar 5 Rupees

World Paper Money – Finest Known Issued, Uncancelled Zanzibar 5 Rupees

By Aris Maragoudakis – Currency Specialist, Stack’s Bowers ……   In the Stack’s Bowers official January New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC) auction, we are pleased to offer an extremely rare, and well-preserved Zanzibar 5 rupees banknote. This tiny geographic area is a semi-autonomous archipelago off the coast of Tanzania. Microlithic tools have proven that […]

By September 20, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Condition Census Gem 1833 Capped Bust Half Dollar in Rarities Night Baltimore Auction

Condition Census Gem 1833 Capped Bust Half Dollar in Rarities Night Baltimore Auction

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers …..   With a mintage of just over 5.2 million pieces, the 1833 Capped Bust half dollar is one of the more available issues of the series. This was the second year of to employ the new obverse master die that had been crafted by Chief […]

By September 19, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Stack’s Bowers: Condition Census 1798 S-166 Draped Bust Cent to Be Featured in Baltimore Rarities Night Auction

Stack’s Bowers: Condition Census 1798 S-166 Draped Bust Cent to Be Featured in Baltimore Rarities Night Auction

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers …..   The Draped Bust cents of 1798 represent one of the most dynamic issues of early American copper coinage, with significant modifications to both the obverse and reverse design types throughout the year. With 46 distinct die pairings, the challenge this issue presents to collectors […]

By September 15, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Building a World Class Numismatic Gold Coin Collection: The Josiah K. Lilly Collection, Pt. 4

Building a World Class Numismatic Gold Coin Collection: The Josiah K. Lilly Collection, Pt. 4

By Harvey Stack – Founder, Stack’s Bowers ……   Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 On our visit to Eagle’s Nest to deliver the gold coins we had assembled for Mr. Lilly and that he had examined during his visit to Stack’s in spring 1954, my father and I were able to examine […]

Stack’s Bowers Ponterio Hong Kong Auction of Chinese, World Coins and Paper Money Brings over $4.1 Million

Stack’s Bowers Ponterio Hong Kong Auction of Chinese, World Coins and Paper Money Brings over $4.1 Million

August is always an exciting time in Kowloon, Hong Kong, as hundreds of coin and paper money dealers, collectors and enthusiasts gather for a week of world class auctions. This past week was no exception as Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio brought their annual sale to the Mira Hotel attracting spirited bidders from throughout the world. […]

Stack’s Bowers August ANA Sale of World and Ancient Coins Realizes $4.89 Million

Stack’s Bowers August ANA Sale of World and Ancient Coins Realizes $4.89 Million

Warm sunny weather greeted attendees to the annual ANA convention last week as they brought spirited bidding to the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the ANA World’s Fair of Money. The World and Ancient coins sessions realized nearly US$4.9 million (including the standard buyer’s premium) as part of the overall Stack’s Bowers Galleries ANA […]

 
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